In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a James Bond film that arrived quicker than expected, and a small remake that ultimately soared.

The World Is Not Enough (1999) brought in new writers, an unlikely director, and the press for an American star. And it got on the nerves of some British MPs…

Coda (2021) meanwhile was shot quickly, after nearly a year of preparation. The wait for its release was a long one – and then it looked like it’d come and gone. But then awards season kicked in.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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